If you loved THE BLIND SIDE (we did!!!!), THE GOOD LIE certainly will be right up your alley. With two Oscar Contenders – the other one being WILD – attached to her name, this Fall looks to see the rise again of one of America’s Sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon!
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil War in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.
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Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release THE GOOD LIE on Friday, October 3, 2014 in limited release.
Finally getting a release, The Good Lie is a Canadian-produced Thriller from Director/Writer Shawn Linden – not to be confused with the Film starring Corey Stoll and Reese Witherspoon, due later this year. The Film centers around Cullen (Thomas Dekker), whom after his Mother passes on, discovers that his Biological Father is just released from Prison. Upon locating him, he realizes the truth behind his conception is far more bizarre than anticipated.
Tonight, handsome 25-year-old Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, My Sister’s Keeper) gave the Audience at Varsity Cinemas a special treat, dropping by to introduce the Film and partake in a Q&A. Staying for most of the Film, the Actor head-out for the occasional Cigarette Break, kindly stopping for Photos with Fans who didn’t have passes for the Screening. Looking sharp in a gray suit and teal shirt, his hair perfectly-imperfect, he asked, “You guys aren’t coming to watch the Movie?”, to which he learned that passes weren’t available to the Public. Nonetheless, he was amazingly gracious as we would come to expect from someone Canadian-raised!
Dekker next can be seen in the Drama Squatters alongside Richard Dreyfuss, Luke Grimes and Gabriella Wilde, the latter who filmed the upcoming Carrie Remake here in Toronto last Summer.
He continues his Press Tour tomorrow and appears at Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition) at 9:00 AM EST.
Filmoption International releases The Good Lie in Toronto on May 3, 2013.